CottageCutz Mountain Lodge & Stair Step Card

Hello and thanks for stopping by to see my CottageCutz Mountain Lodge & Stair Step Card.

I made this card to submit to Splitcoaststampers Free For All Challenge (F4A383) last week that was hosted by the sweet Shirley (wannabcre8tive).  Her challenge was to “use something made of Old Wood”. This three, stair-step card is my submission to the challenge.

I used a 5-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ piece of SU paper that is a wood grain DSP to create the stair-step card base. The center step includes a mountain lodge made from “old wood”.  I found a photo of “old wood” on the Internet and down loaded it to modify and print onto card stock. This was used for the main pieces of the mountain lodge. The roof, porch, and steps were made with the SU wood grain DSP.

The back step includes a mountain range landscape that I drew, colored, and added to it three die cut trees. The front step obviously includes die cuts of a deer, jeep, and road.

I had so much fun creating this CottageCutz Mountain Lodge & Three Stair Step Card. The mountain lodge and Jeep took some time to assemble as there are a lot of tiny, tiny pieces to the items.  Regardless, it was worth it.

To create the stair-step card base,

  • Cut a 5-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ piece of card stock
  • Score the piece at the 1-1/4″, 2-1/2″, 4-1/4″, 6″, and 8-1/4″ marks
  • Fold according to the following:
    • 1-1/4″ score is a mountain fold
    • 2-1/2″ score is a valley fold
    • 4-1/4″ score is a mountain fold
    • 6″ score is a valley fold
    • 8-1/4″ score is a mountain fold
  • Decorate to your desire.

I hope you enjoy my CottageCutz Mountain Lodge & Stair Step Card, and will return to Guneaux Designs!

Paper:  White CS, Desert Storm CS, Old Wood CS (Digi), and SU Natural Composition Specialty DSP

Ink:  Copics

Accessories:  CottageCutz Mountain Lodge, Rustic Sign & Trees, Jeep, Spring Grass, and Deer Dies; and Lawn Fawn Road Border Dies



God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

Ezekiel 38:18-19

“This is what will happen in that day:  When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord.  In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.” 

Guneaux Designs Strumming Guitar

What does the word, strings, bring to your mind?  For me, it is my Dad’s old Gibson Dove Custom guitar.  That thought generated this Guneaux Designs Strumming Guitar card.

Why would the word strings come to my mind?  It is because today’s Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge was to think of strings when creating and submitting a card for the challenge.  The image showcased on this Guneaux Designs Strumming Guitar card is a digital image that I downloaded and colored.  I used Copic Sketch Markers in shade of browns and blues to color it.

I wanted to add a couple elements to the guitar that reminded me of my Dad’s guitar, which I have now because of his passing.  The two elements are the bird on the right and the white panel at the bottom right of the guitar.  I added white Crystal Drops to these elements to give them the look of mother of pearl.  My Dad’s guitar has a mother of pearl dove and other mother of pearl elements on it.  I thought the Crystal Drops would be perfect to replicate that.

After finishing with the image, I used a die from My Favorite Things to cut the white panel, and attached it to a turquoise card base.  Because the Guneaux Designs Strumming Guitar card is a clean and simple one, that’s all, folks!  Thank you for stopping by!

The primary supplies used for this card are:


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

MATTHEW 5:8-10

“Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘I will come and heal him.’ The centurion answered and said, ‘Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed… ‘When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!’ 

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge

Hello, my friends!  Hope you are having a blessed day.  Tuesday’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge involved creating with four Stampin’ Up! Colors; Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Marina Mist, and Pacific Point. The challenge is titled, CC572 Getting Real Wild in the Mist on the Pacific.  Cool title, don’t you think?

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge

To participate in the challenge, I decided to create a scene with a blue jay as the focal point, as you can see in the photo below.

UPDATE:  This card was in the Splitcoaststampers Favorites of the Week ending March 6, 2016Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC572

I didn’t have a blue jay stamp; therefore, I decided to use a Stampin’ Up! Cardinal stamp to create a blue jay.  I used Copic Markers as close in color as the four above colors to color the blue jay and the twig upon which he rests.  Next, I sponged Marina Mist and Pacific Point ink to create the sky.  Then I used Wild Wasabi ink to develop the tree-filled “mountains”.  I put more of the Wild Wasabi ink onto the left side than the right side, trying to create a slight contrast.

I used the trees stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Plant Hope stamp set to randomly stamp trees. Afterward, I used a white pencil to add highlights to the trees.

Here is a closeup of my blue jay:

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge

The twig upon which the blue jay sits has berries. To pull in the Real Red color, I decided to use three Stampin’ Up! Real Red Candy Dots to cover most of the berries.  Additionally, I added a Real Red Happy Birthday cutout to pull in more red.

I hope you have enjoyed my blue jay!  Now it’s your turn to create a greeting card using the Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Marina Mist, and Pacific Point colors.

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge



Stamps:  Stampin’ Up! A Cardinal Christmas and Plant Hope

Paper:  Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, and Pacific Point Card Stock

Ink:  Copics, Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, and Pacific Point

Card Size:  A2

Accessories:  MISTI, North Coast Creations Happy Birthday Die, and Stampin’ Up! Brights Candy Dots

Techniques:  Coloring With Copics, Sponging


Swallowtail Butterfly


“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”  Psalm 27:14